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Are there important dietary concerns for people with lymphedema?

10 doctors weighed in
7 doctors agree

In brief: Not much

Not much is really in the literature.
I tell my patients to limit salt to decrease fluid retention in general. Really it's the exercises and massage that will help the most.

In brief: Not much

Not much is really in the literature.
I tell my patients to limit salt to decrease fluid retention in general. Really it's the exercises and massage that will help the most.
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
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Dr. Paul Harper
It really depends on the cause: parasites, heart failure, cacncer and more. Generally exercise and massage helps.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Lymphedema is a long term problem that needs long term management to be truly successful.
Manual lymphatic drainage and compression therapy are the mainstays of treatment.

In brief: No

Lymphedema is a long term problem that needs long term management to be truly successful.
Manual lymphatic drainage and compression therapy are the mainstays of treatment.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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